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James Burnett, Lord Monboddo

James Burnett, Lord Monboddo, was a Scottish judge, scholar of linguistic evolution, philosopher and deist. He is most famous today as a founder of modern comparative historical linguistics. In 1767 he became a judge in the Court of Session... Read More

Bornbapt. 25 October 1714
Monboddo House, Kincardineshire, Scotland
Died26 May 1799 (aged 84)
Edinburgh, Scotland
OccupationPhilosopher, linguist, judge

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